Hip Rotator Muscles

Gluteal and Lateral Hip Rotator Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Overview Gluteal muscles form the fullness of the hip. They originate on the pelvis and insert on the femur. The gluteus maximus also attaches to the tibia via the iliotibial band. Primarily, these muscles extend and abduct the hip joint. The lateral glutes are key in supporting the pelvis while the ipsilateral leg lifts and …

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Obturator Externus – Functional Anatomy

Overview The obturator externus is a flat, triangular muscle that extends from the lower pelvis to the superior femur. The muscle has a superior belly and the main belly. Its name comes from its attachment to the external surface of the obturator foramen. Its counterpart, obturator internus, originates from the internal surface. It is usually …

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